"The Opportunity of Adversity" Aimee Mullins
Open the Mind, Inspire and Disrupt!
Aimee Mullins / Athlete and actor
Why you should listen
Photo: Aimee Mullins by David Shankbone (CC BY)
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"The Opportunity of Adversity" Aimee Mullins by TED talks (CC BY NC ND). TEDMED 2009 · 21:58 · Filmed Oct 2009.